Goodson out, Rollins back at Packers practice
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers are very lucky that cornerback is one of their deepest positions.
Yet another one joined the injury list this week.
Demetri Goodson was not present at practice Wednesday and was listed on the injury report as having a concussion. He becomes the fifth cornerback to suffer an injury that kept him out of practice. The others are Sam Shields (concussion), Damarious Randall (groin), Quinten Rollins (groin) and Josh Hawkins (hamstring).
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Rollins did suit up for practice for the first time since injuring his groin the day before the Dallas game. He has missed games against the Cowboys, Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons. The Packers appeared to be bringing Rollins back slowly. He wasn't taking all the reps in the drills that the media were able to see during the walkthrough.
"I was limited," Rollins said. "I was just getting back out there and making sure I wasn't doing anything to make it worse. It's really just day by day."
If Goodson and Rollins both are unable to play, the Packers would be down to LaDarius Gunter, Micah Hyde and Hawkins. They also could incorporate safeties Morgan Burnett or Kentrell Brice as corners in their nickel and dime packages. The Packers are going to have a very tough matchup in the secondary against Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and a receiving corps that includes speed burner T.Y. Hilton.
Also missing practice were guard T.J. Lang (hip) and center JC Tretter (knee).
Three other key players who returned Wednesday were receiver Randall Cobb (hamstring), receiver/running back Ty Montgomery (illness) and outside linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring). All were limited in practice. Montgomery and Cobb appeared to be doing more than Matthews.
Running back James Starks (knee) and tight end Jared Cook (ankle), both of whom began doing their rehab on the side last week, did not return to practice Wednesday.